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ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Still Healthy

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 2, 2020 6:21:25 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in November were 51,900 units, up 33% from October and a 197% improvement from year-ago November. NA Classes 5-7 demand continued in-line with recent activity, at 27,200 units. That order volume represents a 9% decrease from October’s 30-month high, but was still up 78% compared to last year. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-December.

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Topics: freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 23, 2020 1:37:47 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a second consecutive month of record tightness. October’s Volume Index was flat at 70.7 (SA), while Pricing dropped two points to 69.2, but still a top-decile result. With capacity and driver availability in contraction territory, at 45.8 and 28.6, respectively, the combination of strong demand and tight supply pushed the Supply-Demand Balance to its tightest level in survey history, now at 74.9.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Improvement in October

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 20, 2020 5:05:36 PM

October net US trailer orders of 54,691 units posted another sequential improvement, up nearly 7% from September’s rise and well above October 2019’s level (up 70%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 57k units were up 9% versus September and 52% better year-over-year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand Continues Strong Upward Trend

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 18, 2020 9:37:10 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the pandemic’s toll has not been evenly distributed across the US economy. Transportation is one segment that has fared better than others, and that, in turn, has spurred a revival in commercial vehicle demand as the year has progressed.

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Topics: freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Moves from Historical Low in April to Third Best in October

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, after sinking to the lowest point in history in April, net trailer orders have continued to improve throughout the summer and into fall.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, TrailerComponents, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Spending on Goods Driving Recovery in Freight Demand

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 16, 2020 7:30:00 AM

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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ACT Research: Preliminary Information Shows the Trailer Industry Posted More Than 54k Net Trailer Orders In October; Third Highest Month in History

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 12, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Preliminary information for October indicates that the US trailer industry booked 54,200 net orders for the month, up 6% from September and more than 68% better than the same month last year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders crossed the 56k mark. Both new and net orders ranked as the third-best in industry history. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Expectations Move Higher

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 10, 2020 2:30:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, even before the pandemic plunge in Q2, there was never serious doubt that the demand for commercial vehicles would rise in 2021.

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Topics: freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Positive for Fifth Consecutive Month

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 3, 2020 4:50:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in October were 38,900 units, up 27% from September and a 78% improvement from year-ago October. NA Classes 5-7 demand jumped to a ten-quarter high (March 2018) in October, to 29,300 units. That order volume represents an improvement of 6% from September and an 84% uptick compared to last year. Complete industry data for October, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-November.

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Topics: freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 26, 2020 11:46:25 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. September’s Volume Index rose to 70.7 (SA), while Pricing hit 71.3, a two-year high. With capacity and driver availability in contraction territory, at 46.6 and 30.6, respectively, the combination of strong demand and tight supply pushed the Supply-Demand Balance to its tightest level in survey history, now at 74.1.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, logistics, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

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